The U.S Embassy in Georgetown wishes to extend Eid-ul-Fitr greetings to all Muslims in Guyana and around the world as they mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. We congratulate all Muslims on their intense devotion, reflection, service, and spiritual rejuvenation achieved during the month of Ramadan.
One of the many common bonds between our two countries is respect and appreciation of religious freedom and tolerance. Our countries are comprised of people of all races and religions, and it is that diversity that makes us strong as we address challenges of the 21st century. As President Obama has said, Eid is part of a great tapestry of America’s many traditions
As Muslims worldwide recommit themselves to honor their faith by reaching out to the less fortunate through everyday acts of faith, kindness, charity, service, tolerance, and selflessness, we also encourage all to share in the spirit of Eid and to embrace these values which are so important in cultivating cooperation, promoting cross-cultural understanding and sustaining humanity.
It is in that spirit that we hosted an iftar at my residence, and through our Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP) we have donated shoes, clothing, and equipment to the Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana (CIOG). We will continue to reach out to the Islamic community to find ways to improve the lives of all Guyanese people.
During this festive period of renewal, we join in sharing your optimism for a brighter future and we wish you a joyous and blessed Eid ul-Fitr.
U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Bryan Hunt